Thai Egg Cake – Kanom Kai


Thai egg cake is called ‘Kanom Kai’ (ขนมไข่) in Thai. This is a traditional Thai dessert recipe influenced by the Portuguese. The perfect egg cake should have a light texture, be soft inside and crispy outside similar to sponge cake and should not be too sweet.

Thai egg cake

Thai egg cake, Kanom Kai (photo credit:

Thai egg cake, Kanom Kai (photo credit:

Here is what you need to prepare 10 portions:

  • 150g flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 200g sugar
  • 100ml evaporated milk
  • 1 TSP vanilla flavour
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • Aluminium cake cups or muffin cups


In a first step, whisk the eggs, add in the sugar and mix until it is fluffy. Put in the salt and vanilla flavour and keep on mixing everything together well. Then add in about half of the flour, mix and then add in the milk and the remaining flour. Mix everything together well. Now brush some oil or butter in the cake cups/muffin cups and then you may pour the batter into the cake cups. Let them bake for around 15-20 minutes. And you’re ready to serve! Now enjoy your egg cake with a cup of tea. Have a nice teatime! 🙂

This recipe for Thai egg cake comes from the amazing cooking channel In the following video, you can easily learn how to make this dessert.

Hope you’ll give this amazing Thai dessert a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)

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